where we operate

Middle East and North Africa

The Middle East and North Africa Region is one of HSC's main areas of operation, we currently have projects in/on:

Libya, enabling women's leadership and political participation 

Tunisia, on youth leadership, aiming to strengthen the capacities of youth to contribute to resilience and human security in their communities.

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North & South America

Our work in this region is mostly FATF-related, looking at the impact of counter-terror measures on the operating environment of civil society. Ongoing projects include working on sectoral Risk Assessments and tackling the growing problem of bank de-risking in Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.  

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HSC's projects in Europe are multi-pronged. We work:

In The Netherlands with youth, often in partnership with municipalities and social welfare organizations, on building resilience and promoting community cohesion and inclusion.

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West Africa & Sahel

Our work here is:

In Mali, where HSC is working with partners to address systemic problems underlying conflict and violence, and is developing, with women, youth, community and religious leaders, a human security approach to address security-related problems faced by communities.

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South & South East Asia

We work in:

Pakistan: On the FATF process, building capacity of local civil society partners so that they can engage with the relevant government and other stakeholders, and advocate in order that legitimate charitable activity is not hindered in any way 

Indonesia: Again, like in Pakistan, raising awareness and building capacity on...

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Central Asia

Our work in this region centres around the FATF Mutual Evaluation and Risk Assessment processes, raising awareness among civil society, facilitating dialogue with government and Financial Intelligence Units, and helping develop advocacy strategies to ensure that the operational space for civil society remians open.   

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Multilateral domain

We also work intensively in the multilateral domain with:

The UN, including the UNOCT, in advancing bottom-up policymaking and addressing policy incoherence (security/development)
The World Bank, on addressing issues related to financial access for NPOs
The G20, on financial access issues for non-profits (de-risking), including the impact of the decline in correspondent banking

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